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1. Annual Père Marquette Lecture to be held Feb. 17

The Department of Theology will host the annual Père Marquette Lecture Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Jean-Luc Marion, professor of philosophy of religions and theology at the University of Chicago, will speak on “Givenness and Hermeneutics.”

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2. University mourns the death of Dr. Joseph Laine

The university mourns the death of Dr. Joseph Laine, who served as a faculty member in the College of Communication and debate coach from 1955 to 1963. He passed away Jan. 3, at the age of 88. A visitation and Mass of Christian Burial were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Oshkosh. Expressions of condolences can be sent to:

Linda Laine
587 157th Place
Otley, IA 50214

Memorial gifts honoring Dr. Laine can be sent to St. Vincent DePaul, Father Carr's Place 2 or the Epilepsy Foundation.

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3. Acclaimed photojournalist Allan Tannenbaum to visit campus

Acclaimed photographer Allan Tannenbaum will be on campus for a live taping of "Diederich Ideas: Life Through a Lens," Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in Johnston Hall, Studio 7, second floor. Tannenbaum will share stories of celebrities and rock stars including The Rolling Stones and John Lennon, as well as his on-the-scene coverage of 9/11. Tannenbaum's work has been published in the SoHo Weekly News, Newsweek, Time and Life. Tickets can be picked up in Johnston Hall, 105. A reception with refreshments will be served following the event.

Tannenbaum will also give a public presentation about his career as a photojournalist Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in Johnson Hall, 104. A reception and book signing will follow the event.

Additional information about both events can be found online.

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4. Arab and Muslim Women's Research and Resource Institute to host first public meeting and reception

The Arab and Muslim Women's Research and Resource Institute will host its first public meeting and reception Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 5:15 p.m. at the Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. The meeting will focus on the group's current project examining the meaning of dress among Muslim women. This nonprofit is dedicated to documenting experiences and histories of Arab and Muslim communities while promoting an understanding of issues that impact communities.

Reservations are not required but encouraged and can be emailed to eothman@amwrri.org. This project is funded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Andrew Mellon Grant from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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5. Nominations sought for outstanding female staff

Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Development is seeking nominations for the Fourth Annual Golden Roses: A Tribute to the Women at Marquette. Golden Roses is a celebration recognizing female staff, faculty and administrators for their contributions towards supporting underrepresented students in the campus community.

More information on Golden Roses and the nomination form can be found online. Nominations can be made by any Marquette community member and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 19. For additional questions, contact Multicultural Affairs at 8-7205.

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6. Workshops to address undergraduate learning in the disciplines

David Pace and Joan Middendorf, national experts on teaching and learning in the disciplines, will conduct two workshops introducing an approach to undergraduate learning known as "Decoding the Disciplines." Sessions will be held:

  • Decoding the Disciplines – Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401

  • Decoding Emotional Bottlenecks – Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C

This series provides instructors with strategies for isolating the key thinking skills required in a discipline and identifying the teaching techniques that will enable students to negotiate them. These workshops are sponsored by the Ott Memorial Writing Center, with the support of a Mellon Grant and in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Registration for both workshops is available online. For more information, contact Karina Mendoza, office assistant in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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7. Celebrate Pan African Heritage Month at events on campus

Throughout the month of February, the African Students Association, Black Student Council, Intercultural Engagement and other campus partners will celebrate Unity in Community: Pan African Heritage Month 2013. Featured events include a discussion on racial and ethnic segregation on campus, an open mic and poetry night, and a feature film on apartheid in South Africa. A complete list of events can be found online.

For additional information, contact Intercultural Engagement at 8-7205.

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8. Submit feedback on new interface for Marquette website

The Office of Marketing and Communication has developed a new interface for the Marquette website, and a prototype is available for the university community to review. Faculty, staff and students are invited to review the prototype and share suggestions or recommendations via the feedback forms available on each page. The prototype will be open for review until mid-February, with the goal of beginning implementation of a new web interface this summer.

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9. Mission Week daily reflection: Behold God

Each day of Mission Week, a different poem is being offered to the campus community for reflection. Instead of a traditional prayer or reflection, these poems are suggested as ways to explore one's religious imagination. The Faber Center has also developed daily video reflections for the campus community, which are available on the Faber Center website.

As our Mission Week celebration draws to a close, we encourage you take some time this day to recall all the experiences this week held for you; ponder the people and impressions they made upon you. Do this in the loving presence of God. To start this process, Anthony de Mello's advice may be fruitful.

"Behold God beholding you… and smiling."
-Anthony de Mello

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